Seventeen-year-old Boston-area resident Salah Barhoun has been cleared of any connection to the Boston Marathon bombing.
According to ABC News, after being singled out as a suspect by online message boards, Barhoun himself went to the police to clear his name.
Thursday morning, Barhoun and a still unnamed spectator in blue next to him were identified as possible suspects by the New York Post.
From the New York Post article outing Barhoun as a possible suspect:
Investigators probing the deadly Boston Marathon bombings are circulating photos of two men spotted chatting near the packed finish line, The Post has learned.
In the photos being distributed by law-enforcement officials among themselves, one of the men is carrying a blue duffel bag. The other is wearing a black backpack in the first photo, taken at 10:53 a.m., but it is not visible in the second, taken at 12:30 p.m.